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  •  A big tenet of these (9+ / 0-)

    yahoos is the idea of being the ELECT/ELITE. You gain money and/or power cos you BELIEVE. It appeals to human greed. This mindset has existed throughout human history. It has always been scary, and it's that way now.

    These diaries are VERY important! Many thanks! T and R!!

    Since when have greed, stupidity, and downright lying become virtues? Since Reagan, that's when!

    by orlbucfan on Mon Sep 05, 2011 at 07:32:40 AM PDT

    •  Doctrinely confused (8+ / 0-)

      Most fundies I am familiar with don't subscribe to predestination as such (though in their heart of hearts they might believe they were on the short list all along). Instead they put more emphasis on the literal 'Come to Jesus' moment which itself is often made physically manifest by adult baptism.

      I am much more a historian than a theologian but you don't get far in studying early modern history without some inklings about this stuff. And there is a definite line between Justification by Faith and Justification by Grace and between those and the more Catholic Justification by Works. Mostly the 'Elect' folk fall into the 'Grace' category rather than your Southern Baptist style 'Faith'. Though I don't know how much of this traditional divide is still emphasized in Bible Colleges (as opposed to Seminaries), I suspect your typical pew sitter wouldn't be able to explain the difference.

      But fully agree about the importance of these diaries. And echo the thanks.

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      by Bruce Webb on Mon Sep 05, 2011 at 10:44:53 AM PDT

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    •  And most 'baggers believe... (1+ / 0-)
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      that someday THEY could become millionaires so they are opposed to tax increases for the wealthy, even though they don't make anywhere near $1 million a year, or even $250k.

      Similarly those silly catholic boys in the red capes demonstrating on the street (Tradition, Family, Property?) believe that when their desired catholic monarch takes power, they will be rewarded with titles of nobility, even though they are mere pawns.

      (That sound you are hearing is a paradigm being shifted at Warp Factor Infinity using no clutch.)

      by homogenius on Mon Sep 05, 2011 at 05:23:31 PM PDT

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